Monday, 13 January 2020

"Twelve Days of Kindness" by Cori Brooke and Fiona Burrows (New Frontier Publishing)

Stories that help children fit in and also demonstrate kindness are much needed right now, in our modern world where it feels like an uphill struggle to help kids develop tolerance, understanding and explore friendships with others.

In "Twelve Days of Kindness" by Cori Brooke, Fiona Burrows, Holly realises that the new girl in her class is struggling to make friends.

With the help of their football coach Holly and Nabila come up with a plan.

Can their school football team bring them together, and expand their friendship group?

As the two friends bond over a common interest, the story beautifully explores how kids can learn the moral at the heart of the story, and even pay it forward in their own lives, at school and at home. The story is gentle but nicely written, with kid-friendly illustrations helping to put the message across effectively.

Sum this book up in a sentence: A great little book for helping kids understand how to make friends outside their own social / cultural circles, and how tolerance, kindness and friendship can make a huge difference when new folk feel uncomfortable and like a fish out of water.

"Twelve Days of Kindness" by Cori Brooke and Fiona Burrows is out now, published by New Frontier Publishing (kindly supplied for review).